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Fort Hall Service Unit

Facility Information:
Fort Hall Service Unit
P.O. Box 717
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Fax: (208) 238-5463
Phone: (208) 238-2400

The Not-Tsoo Gah-nee Indian Health Center serves the ambulatory health care needs of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni. Members of other federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Natives also receive care at the facility. The Fort Hall Service Unit was jointly accredited along with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Health and Human Services Department by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. in 1999. The Not-Tsoo Gah-Nee Indian Health Center is the first and only Federal Service Unit to attain this recognition. The facility serves over 13,380 registered American Indian and Alaska Natives. There are approximately 37,294 ambulatory patient visits per year.

The center is staffed with 52 employees including 4 Clinic Physicians, 1 Physician Assistant, 4 Registered Nurses, 1 Licensed Practical Nurse, 4 Pharmacists, 3 Dentists, 5 Dental Assistants, 1 Dental Hygienist, 1 Optometrist, 1 Radiology Technician. Two Medical Technologists and a Medical Technician complete the clinical staff.

The Not-Tsoo Gah-Nee Indian Health Center encompasses 28,915 square feet offering ambulatory medical, optometry and dental care. The facility features in-house lab, x-ray, and pharmacy services. Specialty contract services such as podiatry, cardiology, audiology, and orthopedics are provided by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Health and Human Service Department. The Tribal Contract Health Service, Diabetes and Community Health Nursing Program are located within the facility.

The Fort Hall Service Unit is located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation that covers over 500,000 acres of the upper Snake River Plain in a high desert environment mingled with mountains in Southeastern Idaho. The Tribes’ ancestral hunting range extends east throughout the nearby Grand Teton and Yellowstone Basin. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Headquarters is located on the Fort Hall Agency Campus and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni is in nearby Pocatello.

The communities of Pocatello (population 53,000) and Blackfoot (population 11,000) are within 12 miles of Fort Hall. Idaho Fallsis approximately 35 miles north (population 55,000). Hospital services are available in the nearby towns with life flight available in Pocatello. More complicated medical cases are referred to medical centers in Salt Lake City, Utah.